Louise Hisayasu


I'm Lou

I was born in Sāo Paulo, Brasil and am currently based in Berlin, Germany. I occasionally write, research, photograph and reflect on the complexities, beauty and nostalgia surrounding me. I am interested in understanding how collective memory shapes, creates and often defines culture. Memory as a process of personal recollection, as passed down (hi)stories, but also institutionalised memory such as archives, museums and monuments. 

My postgraduate research drew connections between collective memory, digital technologies and Indigenous protagonism in Brazil. Proposing that the Internet and its growing accessibility has become a necessary tool for the Indigenist movement in Brazil; for the sake of activism, cultural heritage preservation, authorship and autonomy.

I currently work as a project coordinator at Tactical Tech; and am an independent researcher, learning and writing about about alternative narratives, memory and archives.

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